Welcome from the Director
For Teachers and Students
Salamandar Resort and Middleburg Film Festival
We are delighted to welcome you to the SCSO's second annual Side-by-Side event which will take place between Monday, October 16 and Saturday, October 21, 2017, on the campus of Shenandoah University.
The SCSO Side-by-Side brings together top regional and talented young musicians to perform along side our very own talented students from Shenandoah Conservatory. This year the SCSO Side-by-Side orchestra will be featured as part of the Middleburg Film Festival's annual composer-honoree concert.
Four rehearsals throughout that week culminate in an exciting performance of works by American film composer Nicholas Britell. All participants will have the unique opportunity to collaborate with the composer who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for the film Moonlight. The performance of some of his film scores will take place on Saturday, October 21 during the upcoming edition of Middleburg Film Festival at Salamander Resort in Middleburg, VA.
Acceptance to the event requires music teacher nomination and recommendation of their finest students . Students will be eligible for acceptance based on their musical accomplishments and their teachers' recommendation on their ability to tackle the challenges of the music to be rehearsed and performed.
Shenandoah Conservatory’s gifted and dynamic faculty and guest artists will prepare the students for the Saturday afternoon concert which promises to be an extraordinary musical experience.
Please be sure to follow the "For Teachers and Students" link to learn more about what steps to follow in order to attend this great opportunity available to you. You will find information about the recommendation process, the schedule and other relevant information.
We look forward to seeing and hearing you in October for what promises to be an unique musical event
With my very best wishes,
Artistic Director and Conductor
Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra